Built in "System Cron"

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Built in "System Cron"

Post by Ideas Bot » Thu Dec 06, 2018 4:32 pm

Hi

The setting up of a System Cron on a web server can be complex, and difficult for Administrators with limited experience, or maybe no admin access to the web server hosting phpBB.

A System Cron (set say to 5 or 15 minutes) is though pretty much essential to run extensions such as Digests effectively, and to ensure the Notification emails are delivered without delay.

Could an equivalent to the System Cron not simply be part of the standard phpBB feature set, e.g. a straightforward time that will wake up the phpBB at regular intervals ?

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Re: Built in "System Cron"

Post by AmigoJack » Fri Dec 07, 2018 5:22 pm

It could, but it effectively comes down at one script running endlessly, which always comes with disadvantages.

If this idea would be reworded into "make phpBB optionally accessible to be triggered thru a cron job" then I'd upvote it. So that it's not mandatory, but for those being able to set it up also being available as the better alternative.

Also think of operating systems that may not come with such a thing at all.
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